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March 3 2013

5:10 PM

McDowell not surprised by Thompson

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Graeme McDowell finished with an even-par 70 on Sunday to end his week 2 under, meaning he's not going to win The Honda Classic.

He's also not surprised, however, that Michael Thompson has held up -- so far.

McDowell should know. He shared second with Thompson at last year's U.S. Open.

"Players are coming out, young guys are coming out more and more ready for the TOUR than years gone by," McDowell said. "Whether that's something to do with the quality of amateur golf, the quality of college golf, something, but the guys are coming out more and more ready. Great to see around a golf course this difficult."

And that says something, especially when the 15th, 16th and 17th aren't even playing as the most difficult holes on the course.

"They are some intimidating tee shots, 15 and 17," McDowell said. "He's obviously got some game"

 

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